Best Time to Exercise or Workout at Home

Nisha knew the benefits of exercising. She regularly went to the gym, but wondered why she returned home feeling tired and irritated instead of feeling energetic. She came to Health Total and our experts figured out what the problem was.

Every morning, as the alarm went off, Nisha would drag herself out of bed, wear her gym gear and head for the gym. Since she slept late, neither was her sleep complete nor was her body ready to exercise. Basically, the forced workout at the gym wasn’t doing her any good.

Like Nisha, many people believe that mornings are the best time to work out. Many others swear that an evening workout is the best time of the day to exercise. So, what is the perfect time to exercise? The fact is, the best time to exercise is what suits your body cycle and is most convenient for you. Only then will you be able to do full justice to your work out.

At Health Total, we recommended moderate exercises such as yoga, meditation and pranayama in our HealthTotal@Home program. These forms of exercises are easy-to-do, so you don’t have to hit the gym to stay fit. You can lose weight at the comfort of your home with HealthTotal@Home program.

Here are some workout tips from our experts –

Morning Exercise for Weight Loss

If you happen to be a morning person which means you have high energy levels on waking up, then morning exercise at home works wonders. The cardinal rule is that if you exercise when your metabolism is high, you will burn more calories.

You will also feel good and happy by exercising at your pace and comfort, instead of dragging yourself to the gym every morning.

Evening Exercise for Weight Loss

The same rule holds good for a person who wakes up feeling tired but is energetic in the evening around 8 pm. Then evening is the time for such a person and he may burn more calories when his metabolism is high.

Another way to get some extra ‘burn’ is to go for a brisk walk after about an hour or two of eating a light meal. Light exercise after a meal enhances calorie burning. When you eat something, your body must work to digest the food. Normally, around 10% of the calories you’ve consumed is burnt during the digestion process.

But, if you want to double the number of calories burnt, go for a short walk. So, if your meal has 1,000 calories, normal digestion will utilise 100 calories. But, if you walk for around 2km after your meal, you’ll lose 200 calories.

If you are finding it difficult to lose weight even on a strict diet, try doing some physical activity at your home itself around mealtimes. The bottom-line is that exercise benefits you greatly.

While daily exercise will surely help you lose weight effectively, a personalised diet can be even more effective in keeping extra weight off! Speak with HealthTotal @Home experts to get a customised health plan and health foods delivered at your doorstep. Call toll-free 18002668232 or book your FREE appointment right away!